BILL OF GOODS: TRYPTOPHANTASTIC
9pm | $5.00 day of show
This edition of our modern dance quarterly, Bill of Goods, is TRYPTOPHANTASTIC! A Thanksgiving-themed evening inspired by the lethargy that follows gluttony, the collaborations in the kitchens, the charged family dynamics of gatherings, the dark truths of history and the pains of being a vegan on Turkey Day. A trypto-phantastic line-up of dancers will perform in response to the shaky realities that holidays bring. Performers include Danielle Ross, Lucy Yim, Robert Tyree, Jin Camou, Meshi Chavez and more TBA! DJ Jesse Mejia of Acid Farm will be working his magic between sets, too.
Lucy Yim is a dance artist who has performed locally and nationally since 2005. She has shown work at the The Chocolate Factory (NYC), Salvage Vanguard Theater (TX) and all over Portland. Lucy has danced for choreographers Linda Austin, Sally Silvers and Tahni Holt, amongst others. Lucy co-curates Bill of Goods, a performance event at Holocene and also plans performance-centric events with Physical Education. Currently, Lucy is working on a solo entitled Devastation Melody.
Robert Tyree works to empower artists and engage audiences of contemporary performance. Tyree grew into dance between the University of Washington, party dancing and danceWEB at ImPulzTanz (2011). He has performed for a number of choreographers in Portland, Oregon--notably for Tahni Holt. In 2013, Tyree's collaboration with Romanian poet Andra Rotaru, Lemur, briefly toured the US, Romania and Austria. Tyree is co-director of FRONT, a newspaper devoted to writing from the field of contemporary dance. His own writings on performance have been published online (Performance Club, PICA) and as an indie book (Intensive Dance).
Danielle Ross is a Portland-based choreographer. She received her BFA in Dance and Performance Studies from University of California, Berkeley. Ross has created her own dance and performance-based work. Most notably, she presented Make The Air Thick at Launch Pad Gallery, Home/Body at Appendix Projects Space and To Remember Is To Jump Around There at the Headwaters Theatre. Aside from creating her own work, Ross has worked with Linda Austin, Dawn Stoppiello and Zoe/Juniper. She is one of the founders of FRONT, a newspaper dedicated to contemporary dance and performance and on the board of the Creative Music Guild. In early 2013, Ross began developing Togetherness while in residence at Studio 2. Along with collaborator Stacey Tran, she curates the poetry/dance/film series Pure Surface at Valentines.
Meshi Chavez is a Butoh choreographer and dancer. His work has premiered in both Oregon and New Mexico. Recent productions include Requiem, before the dawn, & Rhinoceros. He has been the recipient of two project grants from the Regional Arts Culture Council as well one from the Oregon Arts Commission. Local classes and workshops with Meshi Chavez can be found at www.meshichavez.com
Jin Camou's work has been performed in Portland, OR. at Conduit Dance, Nationale, Performance Works NW, Portland Art Museum, and in the Creative Music Guild's Improvisation Festival. Jin has performed in work by Linda Austin, Lucy Yim, Allie Hankins, Kaj- anne Pepper, Woolly Mammoth Comes to Dinner, and MGM Grand. She was the recipient of a 2013 RACC grant to attend Movement Research Institute in NYC. Currently, Jin is completing a 200hr yoga training, and will offer movement based classes in the upcoming season.
Soul'd Out Productions presents...
THE FIRST 100 PEOPLE IN ATTENDANCE WILL RECEIVE THE FLAVR BLUE'S BRAND NEW DELUXE EP!
8pm | $10.00 day of show
Parker, Hollis and Lace make up The Flavr Blue, a synth-pop trio from Seattle, WA. Following their release of their debut album Pisces in August 2012, The Flavr Blue has been igniting parties from their hometown to New York City with driving bass, catchy melodies, dazzling visuals and a lot of verve. Guided by the voices of all three members, their music ranges from the bright and dreamy to sultry and moody; their live experience, catalyzed by the crowd's energy, is a hella good time.
The Flavr Blue is a sonic departure for each member, who all have considerable experience and achievement within Seattle's dynamic hip-hop and R&B communities. Parker Joe's production and emcee work anchors his crew State of the Artist; Lace Cadence is a seasoned rapper and crooner as a solo artist as well as with his group Clockwork, and is known for his work with Blast Off Productions; Hollis Wong-Wear, one half of the rap duo Canary Sing, also has released work with her acoustic R&B outfit The Heartfelts.
The group began working on music together in the summer of 2011, when Parker and Lace, inspired in part by the bold, hypnotic sounds of contemporary Scandinavian electronic artists, spent long nights collaborating and experimenting with ambient synth production. To complete the last song on the duo's first EP, they invited Hollis in as a feature on a sparkling, house-tinged track that would become the group's signature song "In My Dream." The chemistry was undeniable, and she joined the collective to shape their debut LP.
The video for their first single from Pisces "F X F," debuted on the Swedish blog Discobelle as well as on VEVO, and has nearly 100K views.
Holocene and Coco B present...
with resident DJs:
Plus special guest:
9pm | $5.00 day of show
SNAP! Is a monthly party that happens every last Friday of the month at Holocene in Portland, Oregon. This DANCE PARTY is held down by resident DJs Doc Adam and Colin Jones, and hosted by Ms Coco B. The vision behind the party is to offer a slice of nostalgia that will bring booty-shaking, head-nodding and memories of all those awesome middle school dances. SNAP! is proud to have hosted some of the most talented DJs/Producers touring the world currently. Here are some of the great artists that SNAP! has had the pleasure of hosting: Sammy Bananas, Pandemonium Jones, Emynd, Dj Eleven, Evil One, Dj Beyonda, Dj Automaton, The Trashy Trash Djs and more!
MAIN SQUEEZE Dance Party
FREE BEFORE 10PM!
9pm | $3.00 day of show
Main Squeeze is a celebration for floor movers of all stripes. From house and techno to deep cuts and disco, expect nothing but the freshest selections off the vine. Whether you have a main squeeze to shake it with on the dance floor, or are on the hunt for a sweet new thing, we've got you covered with sensual selections all night long.
Rio Grands MUSIC VIDEO RELEASE
New Move SINGLE RELEASE
No La La (members of Minden)
Two of Portland's finest vintage pop - inspired outfits are releasing new singles...time to party!
8:30pm | $6.00 day of show
Drawing from an array of inspiration (from Cheap Trick and Nick Lowe, to Electric Light Orchestra and Prince), New Move fills a vintage pop niche that is as satisfying as smoking weed and listening to your favorite David Bowie 8-track in your mom's '76 gremlin on your way to the bonfire kegger by the moonlit water tower.
Fronted by Colin Jenkins (ex-Rocky and the Proms) the six-piece Rio Grands is unabashedly a lounge band. Jazz chords, crooner melodies and Portland-topical lyrics kept at a steady 115 beats per minute.